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Objects in the Ear - Preparing For Your Appointment

To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.

You can help your doctor diagnose and treat your condition by being prepared to answer the following questions:

  • What is in your ear? If the object has been removed, take it with you.
  • How long has the object been in your ear? If the object has been removed, how long was it in the ear?
  • How have you tried to remove the object? What methods have you used? What happened?
  • If the object has been removed, how was this done?
  • What symptoms have developed since the object became stuck in the ear?
  • Do you have any health risks?

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: March 12, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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